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  • Michigan Farm Jobs – Harvest and Seasonal Work

    Often overlooked, the agriculture industry in Michigan supplies billions of dollars to the state economy as well as thousands of farm-related careers. Field crops produce the greatest revenue for the state yielding approximately $5.72 billion; however, livestock, including dairy, rival closely with profits soaring to almost $4.73 billion. Further economic impact derives from nursery and landscape production at roughly $1.20 billion. With over 51,600 farms, the food and agriculture industry annually contributes around $101.2 billion to the state gross domestic product. Well known for blueberries, tart cherries, pickling cucumbers, squash, petunias, and geraniums, the Great Lake state also ranks high in production of carrots, celery, dry beans, and apples. Generating more than 300 diverse commodities, Michigan successfully creates employment for 920,000 farm laborers, practically 22% of the workforce.

    A majority of farms in The Wolverine State, roughly 95%, consist of single-family and family-owned partnerships. Of the corporate-structured facilities, approximately 99% comprise of multiple generations. The average farmer stands at 56 years of age and sustains close to 193 acres. Farmland encompasses almost 9.95 million acres of dedicated terrain. Operating off of the land, about 25,000 Michiganders hold primary occupations in the industry. Close to another 52,000 people maintain part-time positions within related fields.

    The Fruit Ridge, a topographical land feature in West Michigan, derives from extensive agricultural activity, specifically fruit production. Also known as the agricultural mecca, The Ridge contains deposits of fertile clay loam soils possessing excellent moisture-holding properties. High elevation, greater than 800 feet, and proximity to Lake Michigan induce the ultimate climate for premium vegetables and fruits. Home to Old Orchard Juice Company, the territory spans well over 158 square miles in portions of Muskegon, Newaygo, and Kent. Acres of apple orchards utilize natural irrigation, cool breezes, and frost-mitigating to successfully produce over 22 varieties of apples. In 2006, the western ridge accounted for 65% of apple production in Michigan. Hand harvesters locate openings at places such as Gavin Orchards, Klackle Orchards, and Harbor Hill Fruit Farms.

    Government-based Migrant, Immigrant and Seasonal Worker Services Division offers a full-range of employment services to job seekers and establishments. Career specialists, both Spanish-speaking and knowledgeable in local labor markets, assist candidates with obtaining entry-level positions. Through additional job development, applicants find work as general laborers, farmhands, pickers, animal caretakers, and other farming positions. Qualified employment hopefuls may choose to apply online with larger operations or seek out farm owners in person for smaller venues. Traditional land owners prefer hard workers prepared for long hours of physical labor. Individuals affluent in farming lifestyles or even possessing advanced degrees generally obtain much higher pay rates compared to the typical $8.00 to $9.00 an hour for entry-level workers. Prosperous occupations hold readily available in fields like agribusiness, technical systems, food and plant science, livestock, natural resources, and processing.


    Michigan Job Listings:  Jobs 1 thru 25 of 2246 results.

    Medium/Heavy Truck Alignment Specialist
    Best-One Tire & Service of Central Michigan, Inc. - Jackson, MI - new
    Job Description:  Farm and OTR tire repair and replacement. Seeking experienced Alignment Specialist for our Commercial Tire Dealership....read more.
    Best-One Tire & Service of Central Michigan, Inc.  3 days ago

    Class A CDL Truck Driver
    GreenMark Equipment - Berrien County, MI - new
    Job Description:  The loading, securing, unloading, and delivery of farm and turf equipment to various customers and store locations....read more.
    GreenMark Equipment  1 day ago

    Licensed Insurance Sales Representative
    Terri Anderson-Berger State Farm Insurance - Novi, MI
    Job Description:  State Farm agents are entrepreneurs that sell only State Farm Insurance and financial service products. This position is with State Farm independent contractor...read more.
    Terri Anderson-Berger State Farm Insurance  30+ days ago

    Truck Driver Class A
    Helena Chemical Company - Vestaburg, MI
    Job Description:  On farm dry and liquid fertilizer deliveries with class A type trucks and trailers. Some driving experience required....read more.
    Helena Chemical Company  8 days ago

    Commercial Class-A Truck Driver, Seasonal, Edmore MI
    Wilbur-Ellis Company - Edmore, MI
    Job Description:  Ability to operate material handling equipment including forklift, order picker, pallet jack and other equipment as required....read more.
    Wilbur-Ellis Company  30+ days ago

    Uber Part Time Driver - Independent Contractor
    Uber Partner Drivers - Grand Rapids, MI
    Job Description:  It's simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or any type of job opportunities. Who we are:....read more.
    Uber Partner Drivers  7 days ago

    Uber Driver Partner (Choose Your Own Hours)
    Uber Partner Drivers - Grand Rapids, MI
    Job Description:  It's simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or any type of job opportunities. Who we are:....read more.
    Uber Partner Drivers  7 days ago

    Uber Driver Partner
    Uber Partner Drivers - Grand Rapids, MI
    Job Description:  It's simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or any type of job opportunities. Who we are:....read more.
    Uber Partner Drivers  7 days ago

    Seasonal Class A or B CDL Driver (Local, no overnights)
    United Suppliers - Perry, MI
    Job Description:  FLSA Status: Non-exempt Summary: Operates pickup or light truck with capacity under 23 tons to transport chemical materials, in packaged form, to and fromread more.
    United Suppliers  30 days ago

    Retail Hourly Associate - Orchard Lake Rd.
    Great Lakes Ace Hardware - Farmington, MI
    Job Description:  Maintain product presentation to display the latest seasonal merchandise. Great Lakes Ace Hardware – Retail Hourly Associate....read more.
    Great Lakes Ace Hardware  30+ days ago

    Cook/Prep Cook
    The Southerner - Saugatuck, MI
    Job Description:  Work with high quality, seasonal foods sourced form local farms in a kitchen where everything is made from scratch and is populated by fun, friendly people who...read more.
    The Southerner  16 days ago

    Pharmacist Manager
    Shopko - Tecumseh, MI
    Job Description:  We serve our communities by providing top-quality pharmacy and optometric services along with distinctive name-brand & value apparel, home decor, family basics,...read more.
    Shopko  8 days ago

    Cashier / Retail Hourly Associate - Frandor Ave.
    Great Lakes Ace Hardware - Lansing, MI
    Job Description:  Maintain product presentation to display the latest seasonal merchandise. Great Lakes Ace Hardware – Retail Hourly Associate....read more.
    Great Lakes Ace Hardware  30+ days ago

    Commercial Tire Technician
    Best-One Tire & Service of Central Michigan, Inc. - Jackson, MI - new
    Job Description:  Candidate would be responsible for the safe mounting, dismounting and repair of all varieties of commercial tires including, but not limited to, Truck, Farm,...read more.
    Best-One Tire & Service of Central Michigan, Inc.  3 days ago

    Youth Staff (Seasonal)
    Holland America Line - United States - new
    Job Description:  Join the Club HAL youth program and be a part of a family’s unforgettable Holland America Line vacation experience. You’ll have the ability to cruise theread more.
    Holland America Line  2 days ago

    Cook
    HCR ManorCare - Bingham Farms, MI
    Job Description:  5350 - Arden Courts of Bingham Farms, Bingham Farms, Michigan. HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post...read more.
    HCR ManorCare  7 days ago

    1st Shift Fork Lift Supervisor
    Arbre Farms Corporation - Walkerville, MI
    Job Description:  Position Purpose Summary: A production forklift leader supervises all production forklift drivers and hold them accountable for their areas. Uphold highread more.
    Arbre Farms Corporation  25 days ago

    Owner Operators - Dedicated Round Trip Lanes! $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! (6723947)
    E.L. Hollingsworth & Co. - Southfield, MI
    Job Description:  Offering Summary for Owner/Operator Truck Driver Paid fuel surcharge Dedicated round trip lanes Paid Permits (except IFTA) IFTA Quarterly Preparation Available...read more.
    E.L. Hollingsworth & Co.  19 days ago

    Busser and Food Runner
    Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club - Harbor Springs, MI
    Job Description:  Birchwood is proud to be accepting applicants to join our food and beverage team for the summer. This position will be offer fantastic hours and pay from Mayread more.
    Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club  30+ days ago

    C++ Developer
    EBSCO Information Services - United States
    Job Description:  Ipswich is a part of the North Shore and contains a wide variety of locally owned shops, restaurants, and farms....read more.
    EBSCO Information Services  21 hours ago

    Search Engineer
    EBSCO Information Services - United States
    Job Description:  Ipswich is a part of the North Shore and contains a wide variety of locally owned shops, restaurants, and farms....read more.
    EBSCO Information Services  30+ days ago

    Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (91B)
    U.S. Army - United States
    Job Description:  The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with service stations, auto dealers, farm equipment companies and state highway agencies....read more.
    U.S. Army  22 days ago

    Over the Road Truck Driver
    MLT INC - Mount Pleasant, MI
    Job Description:  Looking for drivers to haul milk off farms to dairys in MI,IN,IL,Wi,OH,PA,KY,TN out 6 days off for 2 days depending on where you live you might be able to go...read more.
    MLT INC  30+ days ago

    Pool Service and Construction Laborer
    Anderson Custom Pools - Rochester, MI
    Job Description:  Ability to work outdoors in a seasonal climate with varying weather conditions. Join our award-winning company in a fun and rewarding environment!...read more.
    Anderson Custom Pools  30+ days ago

    CDL Class A Driver
    MBH Trucking, LLC - Webberville, MI
    Job Description:  Full time and Seasonal Driving positions available. Seasonal driving jobs are from Spring to late Fall, continued (full time) employment is an option....read more.
    MBH Trucking, LLC  4 days ago

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    Directory of Farms, Orchards, etc

    Note: The information below is simply a list of farms, growers, or orchards in the area. Being listed below does not necessarily mean that they are currently looking to hire labor.

    Andy T’s Farms
    3131 S Old US-27, St Johns, MI 48879
    989-224-7674
    andyts@charter.net
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Corn, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Squashes, Beans, Cabbages, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Blake Farms
    5600 Van Dyke, Almont, MI 48003
    810-798-3251
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Pumpkins, Christmas Trees, Cherries, Peas, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Centennial Cranberry Farm
    30957 W Wildcat Rd, Paradise, MI 49768
    877-333-1822
    giftshop@centennialcranberry.com
    Harvest Time: October
    Main Crops: Fresh Cranberries
    Cole Farm and Clam Lake Orchard
    6662 Clam Lake Rd and 241 E Eddy School Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615
    231-631-6659
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Onions, Apples, Tomatoes, and Other Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits
    Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Bakery
    6054 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-561-2297
    contact@cranespiepantry.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Peaches, Apples
    Croswell Berry Farm
    33 Black River Rd, Croswell, MI 48422
    810-679-3273
    Harvest Time: July
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Davis Family Farm
    2911 N Chipman Rd, Owosso, MI 48667
    989-723-1163
    endavis@charter.net
    Harvest Time: May – August
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Chard, Asparagus, Beans, Cucumbers, Raspberries, Strawberries, Garlic, Corn
    Dee’s Lakeshore Farm
    1672 Lakeshore Dr, Fennville, MI 49408
    616-227-3287
    deeslakeshorefarm@accn.org
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Apricots, Pumpkins, Cherries, Apples, Tomatoes, Squashes, Corn, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Deegroot’s Strawberries
    4232 Bull Rd, Gregory, MI 48137
    517-223-3508
    degrootsstrawberries@yahoo.com
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Destiny Farm
    13078 Windy Hollow Rd, Brighton Township, MI 48380
    248-789-5384
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatoes, Beans, Strawberries, Melons, Lettuce, and other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    Dexter Blueberry Farm
    11024 Beach Rd, Dexter, MI 48130
    734-426-2900
    contact@dexterblueberry.com
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Dutch Farm Market
    6967 109th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090
    269-637-8334
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Plums, Pears, Cherries
    Earl’s Farm Market
    1630 Blue Star, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-227-2074
    info@earlsfarmmarket.com
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
    Earth First Farms
    8335 Smith Rd, Berrien Center, MI 49102
    269-815-3370
    infor@earthfirstfarms.com
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Apples
    Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market
    3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
    616-784-0058
    Dunnebackfruit@aol.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Pumpkins, Cherries, Apples
    Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery
    1824 66th St, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-543-9900
    evergreenlane@wmwisp.net
    Harvest Time: March – November
    Main Crops: Organic Apples
    The Extraordinary Berry
    3091 Riverside Rd, Riverside, MI 49022
    269-470-4645
    chuckandcoco@theextraordinaryberry.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Apples, Raspberries, Strawberries, Plums, Pears, Peaches, Blueberries, Honey
    Felzke Farms
    5501 W Herbison Rd, Dewitt, MI 48820
    517-669-9459
    felzkefarms@aol.com
    Harvest Time: March – September
    Main Crops: Asparagus, Maple Syrup, Tomatoes, Peaches, Corn, Blueberries, Raspberries, Cucumbers, Beans, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Frank Farms
    8249 Deans Hill Rd, Berrien Center, MI 49102
    269-461-4125
    frank@frankfarms.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Rhubarb, Cherries, Corn, Apples, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Beans, Peppers, Eggplants, Raspberries, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Friske Orchards
    10743 N US 31, Ellsworth, MI 49729
    231-599-2604
    info@friske.com
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Apples, Cherries, Apricots, Rhubarb, Asparagus, Strawberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    The Gary Crane U-Pick Farm
    6017 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-561-5126
    gcrane@i2k.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Chestnuts, Apples, Pumpkins, Plums, Nectarines, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Peaches, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Gierke Blueberry Farm
    37915 Klingville Rd, Chassell, MI 49916
    906-523-6112
    Harvest Time: August
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm
    13639 Mulberry Rd, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267
    517-486-2237
    gustbrothers@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: September – November
    Main Crops: Squashes, Pumpkins, Corn, Broccoli, Cauliflowers, Onions, Potatoes, Beans Peppers
    Hanulcik Farm Market
    1425 N M-66, Ionia, MI 48846
    616) 527-3630
    hanulcikfarm@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Strawberries
    Hazens Farm
    1144 Peavy Rd, Howell, MI 48843
    517-548-1841
    hazensfarm@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: June – August
    Main Crops: Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries
    Herrell Family Farm
    13551 Phal Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240
    517-522-4173
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Raspberries
    Jollay Orchards
    1850 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI 49038
    269-468-3075
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Cherries
    K’s Acres
    4680 Fitzpatrick Rd, Hillsdale, MI 49242
    517-437-7054
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Tomatoes, Raspberries, Lettuce, Corn, Pumpkins, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    King Orchards
    986 US 31S, Kewadin, MI 49648
    877-937-5464
    Harvest Time: June – November
    Main Crops: Cherries, Apples, Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines, Plums
    KlineKrest Certified Organic Produce
    1067 Somer Rd, Lyons, MI 48851
    616-902-1587
    Larry.E.Kline@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: April – November
    Main Crops: Berries, Rhubarb, Pears, Cherries, Peaches, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Garlic, Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Lake Breeze Organics
    3835 Pier Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    269-762-0992
    lakebreezeorganics@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: March – November
    Main Crops: Lettuce, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Garlic, Spinach, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cucumbers, Potatoes, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Lehman’s Orchard
    2280 Portage Rd, Niles, MI 49120
    574-286-7815
    stevelecklider@aol.com
    Harvest Time: June – November
    Main Crops: Nuts, Peas, Apples, Cherries, Pears, Blueberries, Peaches
    Makielski Berry Farm
    7130 Platt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    734-572-0060
    Harvest Time: July – November
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blackberries, Pumpkins, Gourds, Squashes, Melons
    McCallum’s Orchards, Cider Mill & Winery
    5697 Harris Rd, Jeddo, MI 48032
    810-327-6394
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Pears, Cherries, Grapes, Apples, Pumpkins
    Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm
    11025 S Jackson Rd, Somerset Center, MI 49282
    517-688-3455
    Info@FlavorFruitFarm.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Corn, Apples, Berries
    Middleton Berry Farm
    4888 Oakwood Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462
    248-628-1819
    middletonberryfarm@yahoo.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins
    Miller’s Big Red Greenhouses & Cider Mill
    4900 32 Mile Rd, Washington Twp, MI 48095
    586-752-7888
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Strawberries, Apples, Raspberries
    Overhiser Orchards
    6405 109th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090
    269-236-6312
    awo@i2k.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Apricots, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Apples, and Other Seasonal Fruits
    Papa’s Pumpkin Patch and Country Farm Market
    3909 South Summerton Rd, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
    989-773-4345
    contact@papasfamilyfarm.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Corn, Berries, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Pellegrini’s Strawberry Farm
    2702 16.5 Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829
    906-786-9084
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Quaker Hill Farm
    1628 Mill Rd, Harrisville, MI 48740
    989-736-7627
    quakerfarm@hotmail.com
    Harvest Time: March – October
    Main Crops: Pears, Rhubarb, Squashes, Apples, Grapes, Pumpkins, Tomatoes, Berries, Herbs, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Rainbows End Farm
    8333 Mohrle Rd, Fowlerville, MI 48836
    517-290-7517
    rainbowsendfarm2004@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Corn
    Rowe’s Produce Farm
    10570 Martz Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    734-482-8538
    rowesproducefarm@sbcglobal.net
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Peas, Strawberries, Raspberries
    Spicer Orchards
    10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton Township, MI 48430
    810-632-7692
    Harvest Time: September – January
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Plums, Apples, Pumpkins
    Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill
    2961 W 32 Mile, Romeo, MI 48065
    586-752-2453
    rross123@comcast.net
    Harvest Time: September – December
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Raspberries, Pears
    Swallowtail Farm
    1633 Hagadorn Rd, Mason, MI 48854
    517-980-6634
    swallowtailfarm@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Other Seasonal Produce
    Tree-Mendus Fruit U-Pick
    9351 E Eureka Rd, Eau Claire, MI 49111
    269-782-7101
    contactus@treemendus-fruit.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Apricots, Plums, Prunes
    Wasem Fruit Farm
    6580 Judd Rd, Milan, MI 48160
    734-482-2342
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Raspberries, Peaches, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Apples, Gooseberries
    Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm
    65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp, MI 48095
    586-752-3123
    info@westvieworchards.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches, Cherries, Strawberries
    Whittaker’s Berry Farm
    6724 Todd Rd, Ida, MI 48140
    734-269-6612
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries

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